Biology 149 2005: Survival Biology for the New Millennium
A survey of controversial new biomedical discoveries for non-science majors.
This is course is to be discontinued after 2005.
Topics for 2005
The Human Genome: What was the genome project?
Stem cells: what are they and that will they be used for?
Modifying humans by genetics or cloning: proposed methods and expected outcomes
Modifying human thought: drugs and implants: what can be done already and what to expect
Emerging pathogens: SARS/flu
Bioterrorism: Anthrax, smallpox
Biotechnology: GM crops and Bio-Pharming